Helen Hayden Stewart
Thousand Oaks, CA
Helen Grayce Hayden Stewart slipped quietly away on September 11, 2017 at the age of 101 in Thousand Oaks, CA from natural causes.
She was born December 28, 1915 to Benjamin and Hazel Hayden, the eldest of six children in Lewis County Missouri. Helen grew up on the family farm, after which she took a job in Chicago, Illinois working the graveyard shift at an ammunition plant. She followed that with a sales job in New York City with a territory covering 13 eastern states.
In 1943, Helen married Carroll Stewart of Maywood Missouri. They had two girls and two boys who cherished her beyond words.
Helen brought her four children from Missouri to Colton California in 1957 to be near her family and give her children a better life. While in Colton, she served 20 years on the Police Force as a dispatcher and matron.
Her life was one of service beginning with her church to her membership in many organizations; i.e., Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, Zonta, Business and Professional Women's Organization, Parliamentary Procedure, etc.
In addition to her public service, Helen loved to dance and have fun. All who knew her will recall her distinctive and cheerful laugher.
She is survived by her brother and wife, Kermit and Dorothy Hayden and Sister in Law Georgia Hayden. Also surviving her are her children and spouses; Karen and husband Mike Galloway, Toni Stewart, James Stewart and wife Sharon and John Stewart. Her Grandchildren are; Steven Galloway, Sean Brinlee, Matthew Potter, Eve Langslet, Cameron and Kristen Stewart. She had great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, too numerous to name.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Harrison Ross Funeral Home, 738 East Highland Avenue, San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, September 30th at 11:00 AM followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, please make contribution to your favorite church or charity.
Published in Ventura County Star on Sep. 24, 2017.